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Mazda Recall: Spiders in Vent Lines Could Cause Fuel Leaks

Mazda Motor Corp. has announced a recall of more than 52,000 Mazda6 sedans, because spiderweb build up in the vent lines could cause fuel leaks.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a certain type of spider may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line of the vehicles, which could lead to problems with the fuel system. As the vent line becomes blocked, the spider webs prevent air from getting into the gas tank as the gasoline is used, resulting in a negative pressure inside the tank. This negative pressure can lead to a crack in the gas tank, a possible leak, and an increased risk of a fire.

According to the automaker, there have been 20 reported cases of spider infestation in the Mazda6, all of which have been in cars with 4-cylinder engines, none with V6’s. No actual fires are known to have been caused by the spiders, company officials said.

Dealers will inspect vehicle vent lines and, if necessary, repair the fuel system. A spring will also be installed to prevent spider intrusion.

If you have been injured by an auto defect, please contact a Rhinelander Auto Defect Lawyer of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874.

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